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11. Family, Education-Studies - Reading-Habits-Position-Character-Audience
matic theories of Dryden-His judgment of the old English theatre-His judg-
-Tyrannic Love-Grossness of his characters, The Indian Emperor Aureng
rows and mars the inventions of Shakspeare and Milton-Why this drama fell
VI, Dryden as a writer-Kind, scope, and limits of his mind-Clumsiness in flattery
and obscenity-Heaviness in dissertation and discussion-Vigor and funda-
VIII. Rise of the art of writing-Difference between the stamp of mind of the artistic and
classic ages-Dryden's manner of writing-Sustained and oratorical diction., 38:
the political revolution....
VI. Theology-Comparison of the French and English apologetics-Sherlock, Stil-
lingfileet, Clarke-Theology not speculative but moral - The greatest minds
of personal right accepted-Maintained by temperament, pride, anı 'nterest
Addison and Swift in their epoch-Wherein they are alike and unlile..
II). Gravity and rationality-Solid studies and exact observation-His knowledge of
men and business habits-Nobility of his character and conduct-Elevation
the pleasantness and usefulness of his writings...
1. Swift's début--Character-Pride-Sensitiveness-His life in Sir William Tem-
ple's house-At Lord Berkeley's-Political life--Influence-Failure-Private
life-Lovemaking-Despair and insanity....
III, The pamphleteer-How literature now concerns itself with politics-Difference of
parties and pamphlets in France and England-Conditions of the literary pamph-
invective-Personal defamation, Incisive common sense-Grave irony: .. 141
old and modern realists-Works--Career-Aim-Robinson Crusoe-How this
novels are moral fictions and studies of character-Connection of the essay and
-Talent, minuteness, combinations--Pamela-Her mood-Principles-The
-Sir Charles Grandison-Incongruities of automatic and edifying heroes
Smollett-Roderick Random- Peregrine Pickle-Comparison of Smollett and
Le Sage--Conception of life-Harshness of his heroes-Coarseness of his
pictures-Standing out of his characters---Humphrey Clinker.....
Protestant virtue-The Vicar of Wakefield—The English clergyman.
ion about Voltaire and Rousseau-Style-Works...
1. Rule and realm of the classical spirit-Its characters, works, scope, and limits-
How it is centred in Pope...
- Personal appearance-Mode of life-Character-Mediocrity of his passions
III. Epistle of Eloisa to Abelard-What the passions become in artificial poetry, The
Rape of the Lock-Society and the language of society in France and England
Jua. work of the classical spirit- The Essay on Mar- His deism and optimism
Value of nis conceptions - How they are connected witb the dominans
of the Iliad--Change of taste during the past century..
pastoral impossible id northern climates. Conception of the country natura! .
IV. The Romantic school-Its pretensions, Its tentatives—The two ideas of modern
literatura History enter into literaturen Lamb. Coleridge. Soutbev. Moore
Painting of the moral life in the vulgar life--Introduction of the colorless
II) His short poems-Oratorical manner-Melodramatic effects, Truth of his descrip-
tions of scenery-Sincerity of sentiments-Pictures of sad and extreme emotions
V. Scandal in England-Constraint and hypocrisy of manners-How and by what law
moral conceptions vary-Life and morals of the south-Beppo-Don Juan-
- Naturalness and variety of his style-Excess and wearing out of his poetic
VI. Position of Byron in his age-Disease of the age-Divine conceptions of happiness
and life-The conception of such happiness by literature-By the sciences
1. The past, The Saxon invasion-How it established the race and determined the
character-The Norman Conquest-How it modified the character and estab-
lished the Constitution...
IV Society-Family,Arts, Philosophy-Religion.....
V. What forces have produced the present civilization, and are working out the futura
l. Lacidity and intensi*y of imagination in Dickens--Boldness and vehemence of his
fancy-How with him inanimate objects are personified and impassioned-
Wherein he resembles the painters of his country- Wherein he differs from
I, English novels are compelled to be moral-Wherein this constraint modifies the idea
of love-Comparison of love in George Sand and Dickens-Pictures of the
constraint qualifies the idea of passion-
II. The hypocrite-Mr. Pecksniff-Wherein he is English-Comparison of Pecksnif
and Tartuffe-The positive man-Mr. Gradgrind— The proud man-Mr. Dom-
L' Abundance and excellence of novels of manners in England-Supenority of Dickens
§ 1.—THB SATIRIST.
snobs Miss Blanche Amory--Serious caricature-Miss Hoggartý... бо)
precision of this satirical conception-Resemblance of Thackeray and
Swift-The duties of an ambassador.